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    Airave health risks cancer risks of having a Femtocell in house close to kids

    Ok every so often a study by x major Ivy leaque university comes out pointing out yet again the risks of cell phone radiation and brain caner. What I am curious about since its too soon to know is having an Airave in house a potential risks to small kids or even adults. But I do get concerned when I see little children and infants holding cell phones up to their ears.

    Or maybe not maybe the Airave is no better or worse than a microwave or 802.11g.

    Is there any data on the health risks or affects of these femtocells being in such close proximity. I know T-Mobile has a similar device which has been on the market longer.

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    Given that the Airave cuts the required power output of your cell phone substantially, if anything it'll decrease your theoretical risks.

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    I think the way Airave works is more of a receiver than a broadcaster.

    That said, sleep next to it for a few years and report back!!

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    Jesus come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPdownLoAD
    I think the way Airave works is more of a receiver than a broadcaster.

    That said, sleep next to it for a few years and report back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine!
    ...Or maybe not maybe the Airave is no better or worse than a microwave or 802.11g...
    The Airave transmits slightly lower power output than a 802.11x access point and on a slightly lower frequency.

    Out of curiosity, do you have any cordless phones that your kids use? Not sure how much power they transmit but they could use the 900 mhz, 2.4 mhz or 5.8 mhz frequency bands.

    The FTC has put the OK on walkie-talkie type devices for use by young children. They transmit up to 100mw @ 27 mhz. Over twice the power output of the Airave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtj
    The Airave transmits slightly lower power output than a 802.11x access point and on a slightly lower frequency.

    Out of curiosity, do you have any cordless phones that your kids use? Not sure how much power they transmit but they could use the 900 mhz, 2.4 mhz or 5.8 mhz frequency bands.

    The FTC has put the OK on walkie-talkie type devices for use by young children. They transmit up to 100mw @ 27 mhz. Over twice the power output of the Airave.
    Very Good post and entirely correct. Power output of the various devices 100 % accurate. It would be good advice to be careful exactly where you locate the Airave. Just good common sense to NOT place it beside a baby's crib or even beside your bed.
    I recommend that it be placed above normal head height when sitting down in your home. Attempt to keep it somewhat away from where somebody sits all day or sleeps at night. Use common sense and locate it centrally but not near humans all day. Definitely not on your desk beside your body all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtj
    ...do you have any cordless phones that your kids use? Not sure how much power they transmit but they could use the 900 mhz, 2.4 mhz or 5.8 mhz frequency bands...
    Actually the 2.4 and 5.8 are Ghz and not Mhz bands as I originally posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtj
    Actually the 2.4 and 5.8 are Ghz and not Mhz bands as I originally posted.
    Yep, I missed that error. I must be getting old and not alert anymore.

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    You also need to remember that exposure decreases with the SQUARE of the distance. Going from one foot to two feet decreases exposure to 1/4th. The difference between a phone held to the side of your head, and an Airave on the other side of the room is many orders of magnitude.

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    I think I'd sweat a Bluetooth headphone (100mw) screwed into my ear versus an Airave (<50mw) several (or more) feet away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine!
    Is there any data on the health risks or affects of these femtocells being in such close proximity. I know T-Mobile has a similar device which has been on the market longer.
    Femtocell does have an effect on health risk -- it reduces it. by providing more power generally the amount your handset next to your head has to output is reduced considerably. It is the high output of handsets when they are in poor/marginal reception areas that is the hypothetical danger. The airave REDUCES this.

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